22 February 2017


  • The jury is still out on whether coffee increases the risk of developing osteoporosis. Photo: HKEJ

    Drinking coffee: For pleasure or palpitation?

    - Feb 17, 2017 5:36pm
    I’ve been a coffee lover for almost half a century.  But two years ago I was diagnosed with heart rhythm problems. And since caffeine could contribute to heart palpitations, I was left with no choice but to...
  • Parents must show patience and understanding when dealing with adolescent children. Photo: HKEJ

    Tips for communicating with your teenage sons and daughters

    - Feb 17, 2017 5:35pm
    Asked to describe adolescents, suffering parents might come up with phrases and words such as ‘hormonal changes’, ‘rebellious’, ‘untamed’, etc. Now, we should bear in mind that children, regardless of age, long for genuine relationships and emotional...
  • Undergoing regular heart checkup and tracking the exercise intensity in terms of heart rate can ensure that people can do endurance running without worry. Photo: HKEJ

    Take good care of your heart to fully enjoy endurance running

    - Feb 17, 2017 5:33pm
    The annual Hong Kong Marathon last weekend brought us some sad news as a first-time female runner passed away in hospital after collapsing at the finish line and slipping into coma. Meanwhile, there were also incidents...
  • Tai Sang Wai in the southwest of Yuen Long is a wide open plain dotted with hundreds of fishponds. Photo: Hong Kong Fishpond Conservation Scheme

    Hong Kong fishponds: Rare asset fights to survive

    - Feb 17, 2017 5:32pm
    Tai Sang Wai in the southwest of Yuen Long is a wide open plain dotted with hundreds of fishponds. I was told that fishponds like these are rare in South China nowadays. Today, their biggest beneficiary is Shenzhen. Without...
  • Excessive alcohol consumption is a major cause of acute pancreatitis. Photo: Bloomberg

    Cut alcohol consumption to prevent acute pancreatitis

    - Feb 17, 2017 5:31pm
    Mr. Chan loves eating and drinking a lot. During the Lunar New Year holiday, he couldn’t help himself and overindulged in food and alcohol. A few days after, he felt extremely unwell with an intense abdominal...
  • At present, the quantity and quality of English and Mandarin inputs for kids in Hong Kong depend on parents' choices of nurseries and kindergartens. Photo: HKEJ

    New approach needed to help kids develop strong language skills

    - Feb 17, 2017 5:31pm
    Previously, we mentioned that the Hong Kong government was seeking to nurture “bi-literate and tri-lingual” citizens by immersing students in an English-rich environment in school settings. Such route can be described as a “late immersion” approach. For...
  • Xiao Jianhua's disappearance cannot be explained away by his published statement. And in such a case, can Carrie Lam be expected to stand up for the integrity of the rule of law?  Photos: Reuters, HKEJ

    Votive motivation

    - Feb 17, 2017 3:56pm
    Have we in Hong Kong become so accustomed to people being kidnapped from our midst and transported to secret locations in China that we now take it for granted? The latest incident of Xiao Jianhua seems...
  • The fires broke out within 90 minutes of each other early Thursday morning in Sham Shui Po. Photos:, RTHK

    One dead, 30 injured in fires in subdivided flats

    Feb 17, 2017 3:17pm
    A man died and 30 people were injured in two fires that broke out in Sham Shui Po. The victim was found at the entrance to a subdivided flat in Yee Kuk Street with empty bottles...
  • Of the CPE cases handled by Hong Kong hospitals last year, 86 percent of patients did not initially show CPE symptoms. Photo: HKEJ

    Hospitals see sharp increase in “superbug” infections

    Feb 17, 2017 3:11pm
    Hong Kong has seen an alarming increase in “superbug” infections due to abuse of antibiotics, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. The Hospital Authority (HA) said the number spiked to 340 in 2016 from just 19...
  • Lawmaker Eddie Chu with a long-standing tenant (inset) of 'Red House' that conservationists fear could be torn down. The historic building has already seen a portion of its walls get demolished (R). Photos:, Facebook/Eddie Chu

    Tuen Mun building linked with Sun Yat-sen faces demolition risk

    Feb 17, 2017 1:04pm
    A century-old historic building famous for its links with Dr. Sun Yat-sen, who is considered to be the founding father of modern China, is facing the risk of demolition, according to a lawmaker First-time legislator and...
  • The food is great, and the service is excellent with complimentary manicure and shoehine for customers. Photos: Bloomberg, Open Rice, Haidilao

    New hot pot restaurant offers Four Seasons food and service

    - Feb 17, 2017 12:39pm
    There is something I’m looking forward to this hot summer: hotpot. You may be raising your eyebrows, wondering why I would like a hot and spicy stew in the middle of a sweltering season. Well, that’s because...
  • Clifton Ko (inset) is shown with his comments on Facebook. Supporters of the seven officers have touched up a photo of Judge David Dufton with a dog face (red circle). Photos: Facebook/silentmajorityhk, Ko Chi Sum,

    DOJ to probe online abuse of Ken Tsang judge

    Feb 17, 2017 12:06pm
    District Court Judge David Dufton has been the target of online abuse after he convicted seven policemen of assault on democracy activist Ken Tsang. Some critics have been posting disparaging messages on social media, calling Dufton...
  • John Tsang views a board full of letters and notes sent by his supporters. Photo: HKEJ

    John Tsang: CE needs public support to implement policies

    - Feb 17, 2017 11:02am
    Chief executive contender John Tsang said it would be difficult for Hong Kong’s leader to implement policies and achieve good governance if there is no sufficient support from the public. In an exclusive interview with the...
  • The seven policemen (inset) dishonored the force and damaged Hong Kong’s reputation, the judge said. Also, he said there was no justification for the assault on Tsang. Photos: RTHK, HKEJ

    Seven policemen jailed for assault on Ken Tsang

    Feb 17, 2017 10:52am
    Seven policemen have been sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang during the 2014 Occupy protests, RTHK reports. District Court Judge David Dufton said imprisonment was appropriate as the officers had...
  • Donald Tsang (in bowtie), accompanied by his wife, arrives at a court that will pronounce a verdict in a corruption and misconduct case. Photo: HKEJ

    Jury to resume deliberations in Donald Tsang corruption trial

    Feb 17, 2017 10:23am
    The jurors tasked with deciding the fate of former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang in his corruption trial are set to resume their deliberations on Friday after failing to reach a verdict yesterday. The jury, comprising...
  • Subsidized flats supply has been capped for fear that too many of them would depress demand for private projects and jeopardize government land revenue. Photo: HKEJ

    Here’s one way to solve the housing shortage

    - Feb 17, 2017 10:11am
    As the average waiting time for a public rental housing (PRH) flat is getting longer and longer, many people simply ask: why doesn’t the government just build more PRH units? There has been a popular myth...
  • Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa greets Carrie Lam with a hug in a recent public event, a sign that Lam is the chosen one for the city’s top job. Photo: RTHK

    When it comes to CE elections, Beijing never misses

    - Feb 17, 2017 10:01am
    With the small-circle election for chief executive just a month away, some pro-democracy members of the Election Committee have vowed to make the election as competitive as possible by nominating two candidates, most likely retired judge...
  • John Tsang has a tough battle on his hands in the CE race despite his high public approval ratings. Photo: Bloomberg

    Labeling John Tsang as CY 3.0 won’t wash

    - Feb 16, 2017 3:34pm
    As the nomination process gathers pace for the chief executive election, supporters of the outgoing leader, Leung Chun-ying, are stepping up efforts to build a case for their preferred candidate, Carrie Lam. Apart from touting the...
  • Parents should always find time to chat with their children at home. It motivates them to perform better in school. Photo:

    Want your kids to get better grades? Chat with them over dinner

    Feb 16, 2017 3:33pm
    While most parents dine with their children every night, only half of them chat with their kids regularly, and the conversations are mostly about school work, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports, citing a recent study by...
  • Ko Wing-man says there has been a rise in the number of avian flu cases worldwide since last winter, including the H5N6 and H5N8 viruses. Photos: HKEJ, CNSA

    FEHD to adopt faster bird flu tests

    Feb 16, 2017 3:16pm
    Hong Kong is adopting a faster method of testing for the bird flu virus after the latest outbreak of the H7N9 strain. If any samples test positive for H5 or H7 viruses, the government will immediately...

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